Longtime political commentator Bill Ballenger has joined the Michigan Talk Network to host a brand new weekly political talk program.
Ballenger who has been a staple of the Michigan political scene for years, debuted the series, The Political Insider with Bill Ballenger on June 2.
“Bill is a respected and sought-after voice in politics both in Michigan and on the national scene,” remarked MTN President Ivey Gruber. “Bill cuts through the noise and in this political season with so much going on, we knew we wanted him on the MTN team.”
A graduate of Harvard, Ballenger founded Inside Michigan Politics before leaving early in 2016. He served in both the Michigan House and Senate before joining the administration of President Gerald Ford as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
Bill has “a go to perspective when it comes to important political issues and I am thrilled that he will be delivering those insights on a regular basis,” commented Steve Gruber, the host of The Steve Gruber Show, MTN’s flagship program heard statewide on 25 affiliates each day.
Ballenger is expected to cover the big races in Michigan for Governor, U.S. Senate and the 14 Congressional seats that are all up for grabs come November 6, 2018. The state will also likely have a number of ballot proposals that voters will decide on election day including a proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Political Insider debuted this past Saturday on several of the 40+ affiliates serviced by The Michigan Talk Network.
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